Tuesday, January 25

Elections in Iran: 3 keys to understanding why many citizens plan not to vote in the presidential elections (and how the result may affect the nuclear deal with the West)


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Iranians vote on Friday to choose the successor to Hassan Rouhani, who has been their president since 2013.

Elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran are not viewed by much of the international community as a “free and democratic” event.

This is mainly because candidates must be vetoed and approved by the 12 theologians and jurists who make up the Council of Guardians, an unelected body that has the final decision on who can stand in an election.

Even so, in the past elections had a high turnout because for many they served to make their voice heard.


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